8bitfix writes: We thought about putting together a list of characters who should throw in the towel for the next round.
Please note: The characters that appear on this list are not necessarily bad, many are quite good. It's just that some are being excluded, or even being modified or substituted, for the sake of seeing something new done in the series. Past experience has also shown that some other characters are excluded since we've seen several "clones" left behind from Melee going into Brawl, or it could be another reason entirely, like the character's overall popular status. So don't see the characters below and immediately assume the worst. Read the accompanying text to understand where we're coming from. Even then, in the words of Emperor Satoru Iwata: "Please understand."